Children who feel safe and secure emotionally perform better academically than those who don’t. There is plenty of scientific data to back that up. It’s becoming very clear through current research that real education reform requires a holistic approach. We must first address the emotional health of the individual student before academic goals can be reached. Practicing yoga in the classroom is an ideal way to teach students self regulation, help them manage stress, and empower them to face their challenges. In order to process emotions effectively, we first have to feel them in our bodies and become present and grounded. Using yoga in the classroom can give students all the tools they need to do just that.
We found this wonderful introduction to social emotional learning created by Edutopia. We invite you to watch it and share it. The focus of this video is conflict resolution which is addressed in our programs via conscious communication.